The oyster reefs will by far be the best and most cost-effective solution with regard to preventing. Not only will they provide speed bumps to slow down and weaken storms, and clean up the water as well, they will bring back a part of the area’s heritage: Oysters!
|By: David Dayen Saturday July 31, 2010 11:00 am|
The whole PR strategy for BP has been to keep the oil off the shore, so people like TIME’s Michael Grunwald would bail them out with articles about how the disaster isn’t all that bad. But just because we can’t see the insides of the organisms in the food chain, that doesn’t mean their intake of oil and other chemicals isn’t devastating for the ecosystem and for the industries which rely on the marine food chain.
|By: Cynthia Kouril Saturday June 5, 2010 11:00 am|
The single biggest reason that Long Island can be mistaken for heaven on Earth is the beaches. From the boardwalks of Coney Island and Rockaway, past the world class resort quality of Jones Beach, passing through my personal fave’s Tobay and Gilgo beaches, all the way to the Hamptons, Long Island beaches are central to our way of life. We have a thriving fishing industry and our oysters, from Blue Point on the south shore and Oyster Bay on the north shore, are legendary.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday June 2, 2010 11:30 am|
Raleigh Lasseigne was a fisherman, shrimper, and crabber, and oysterman who sold his catch from a small building next to his home. Together with his son, also a fisherman, Raleigh’s life was the ocean and its bounty. Now Raleigh says it’s all covered in oil. “It’s a total disaster for the oyster business,” Raleigh told me Friday.